Archive for December 2nd, 2008

Pupaphobia: Fear of Puppet

Most kids will find puppets funny, but not this kid. He's got a severe form of pupaphobia (the irrational fear of puppets). I don't think he's making this up, and I sure hope that he outgrows it. I know people who have m...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/pupaphobia-fear-of-puppet/

Things You Probably Don't Need #5

Life-size replica of Napoleon's hand, anyone? Anyone? It's only $29.95 at Design Toscano! Need I remind you that the gift-giving season is upon us? stacy, Napoleon, things you probably dont need, sculpture...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/things-you-probably-dont-need-5/

Six Famous Siblings

It must be hard being the lesser-known sibling of one of the world’s greatest painters, or authors, or minds. On a larger scale, I bet it’s like going through high school as the younger sibling of a brother who was...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/six-famous-siblings/

Seriously Weird And Endangered Species

I've seen some weird animals online, but Webecoist always manages to find new oddities that still blow my mind. The one above is a giant coconut crab. I wonder if they taste any good. Linkweird, animals, crabs, en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/seriously-weird-and-endangered-species/

Awesome Japanese Train Decorations

Japan has painted a number of their trains with some really amazing anime art, including Pikachu, Doraemon  and the Anpanman one above. LinkArt, trains, japan, anime, cartoons, public transit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/awesome-japanese-train-decorations/

This Test Brought To You By...

A teacher who could no longer afford to print out the tests for his classes has taken to selling ads on his students' tests. The current pricing is $10 per quiz, $20 per test and $30 per final. Most of the ads are fr...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/this-test-brought-to-you-by/

Caption Monkey 52: Sara the Walrus Plays the Saxophone

Photo via AnanovaHooray! It's time for Neatorama and Hobotopia's Caption Monkey game. But first, the story: that's Sara the Walrus who is trained to play the saxophone! Under the direction of her trainer, Sara the W...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/caption-monkey-52-sara-the-walrus-plays-the-saxophone/

How A Guy's Flickr Photo Ended Up in The Iron Man Movie

Photo Credit: (above) Iron Man (below) Jeremy Keith of AdactioDid you know that the movie Iron Man used a Creative Commons-licensed photo from Flickr? Here's the story of how Jeremy Keith's photo of his buddy Andy Budd i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/how-a-guys-flickr-photo-ended-up-in-the-iron-man-movie/

Wood on Mars?

Mars Rover was rovin' along the Red Planet where it snapped a picture of what looks like ... a log of wood? The photo immediately a conspiracy theory rush in the blogosphere:The unusual image was featured in a NASA p...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/wood-on-mars/

The Deer Strikes Back

Randy Goodman of Sedalia, Missouri, thought that he had killed a deer with a well-placed shot to the neck. As he marvelled over his lucky catch, the deer came to life and exacted a little revenge:As the nine-point, 2...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/the-deer-strikes-back/

What is This Mysterious Stone Age Object?

Archaeologists digging at Zaraysk, Russia, unearthed a trove of Stone Age figurines and carvings, including something puzzling: a cone-shaped object whose function remains a mystery:Also among the finds was an object...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/what-is-this-mysterious-stone-age-object/

Scrabble 60th Anniversary

The board game Scrabble is 60 years old, or maybe 70, depending on where you start counting from. PES created this eye-popping stop-motion ad to honor the occasion. Link (embedded YouTube video) Scrabble, board game,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/scrabble-60th-anniversary/

Flooding in Venice

What's it like when a canal city has a flood? Venice, Italy is undergoing its worst flooding in 22 years as water has risen five feet above normal levels. Venice’s lagoon often rises to 40 inches above its normal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/flooding-in-venice/

Mario Kart Love Song

(YouTube link) YouTube member blinktwice4y wrote a song about Mario Kart and love. The lyrics are available at the YouTube page. My younger daughter will adore this! She recently traded in ALL her Nintendo DS games to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/mario-kart-love-song/

Sara the Musical Walrus

Walruses can be cute -if they can play the saxophone like Sara! The flippered, whiskered creature is delighting audiences with her human-like skills, playing the saxophone, blowing a whistle, or simply adopting the...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/sara-the-musical-walrus/

How Physicists Make Lunch

For coffee, a pot just won't do. Neither will a microwave oven. How about a YAG laser beam? For hot dogs, forget the grill or toaster oven. Cook them with a 10-foot tall Tesla coil! See videos of both procedures at Talk...

http://www.neatorama.com/2008/12/02/how-physicists-make-lunch/
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